Genoa goalkeeper Josep Martinez will undergo his medicals on a move to Inter Milan next week.

This according to Italian outlet FCInterNews.

Inter and Genoa have now sealed the transfer of goalkeeper Martinez.

The Nerazzurri are bringing the 26-year-old former RB Leipzig and Las Palmas keeper in with the intention of making him their long-term starting goalkeeper.

Inter had scouted a number of other profiles for the role.

The Nerazzurri had initially been looking to sign Athletico Paranaense’s Bento.

Inter also eyed up Udinese’s Maduka Okoye and Lazio’s Christos Mandas from within Serie A. And Villarreal keeper Filip Jorgensen is another player whose agent they contact.

However, it is Martinez who the Nerazzurri will be signing.

Over the last couple of weeks, Inter and Genoa have been negotiating a transfer of the Spain international.

Initially, the two clubs discussed a possible player-plus-cash deal. Attacking midfielder Gaetano Oristanio was the player the Grifone were looking to bring in.

However, Venezia’s interest in Oristanio held up those talks. Therefore, Inter and Genoa changed tracks to negotiate a straight cash fee for Martinez.

Josep Martinez To Undergo Inter Milan Medicals Next Week

Whilst the inability to work out a deal including Oristanio proved to be a setback in the talks for Martinez, it was just a minor one.

It only took Inter and Genoa a couple days to work out the straight cash deal.

The Nerazzurri will pay an initial ffe of 13.5 million for Martinez. Then there will be a further 2 million in add-ons on the deal.

So far all intents and purposes, it is a done deal.

The only question now is when Martinez will undergo his medicals and sign his contract.

It won’t quite be this week.

However, the Spain international should undergo his medicals by the end of next week.

Therefore, there is little question that Martinez will be an Inter player by the time the Nerazzurri’s preseason training camp begins.